Skip to content

Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture)

Architecture at QUT is recognised internationally for innovation and sustainable development. This course combines your architecture degree with a year of international studies.
Australia and New Zealand International
You are viewing Australian and New Zealand students' course information. You are viewing international students' course information.
You are viewing Australian and New Zealand students' course information. You are viewing international students' course information.

Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection
rank
89

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
401392
CRICOS
096566A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.
  • Progress onto the proposed two year Master of Architecture (available from 2022) and gain the required practical experience to become an architect.

Highlights

  • Travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with international design trends.
  • Enjoy a year of studying with one of our international partner universities in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.
  • Enhance your global employability and open unique career opportunities.

Why choose this course?

Increase your global employment opportunities and enjoy a year of international experience studying with one of our 150+ international partner universities.

This degree combines the three-year Bachelor of Design (Architecture) with one year of international studies, giving you all of the outcomes of the standard degree, plus the advantages of a year of specialist international studies. Destinations include the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, the US and Canada.

Real-world learning

Expanding your design studies internationally can provide you with an advantage in your career. You also have the option of undertaking overseas internships as part of your studies, applying your skills and knowledge to new challenges, in new environments. Design skills are highly transferable and gaining experience in countries known for their expertise in design will enhance your employability and open unique career opportunities at home and around the world.

What to expect

Great design is happening all around the world. If you want to travel overseas, immerse yourself in a different culture and be on pace with the design trends emerging in another country, this degree is for you.

Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community. Your introductory studies will also introduce you to visualisation skills and applications needed to formulate design as an exploration of the materials of the built environment.

Your studies will then build on these foundations and explore areas including environmental principles and the global movement of modern architecture with design studio units covering the process of design, dwelling, tectonics and public spaces.

In your third year of study you will spend two semesters (96 credit points) studing abroad before returning to apply your skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. On completion of the two-year Master of Architecture and the required period of practical experience, graduates are eligible to sit for registration as an architect in Australia.

Career outcomes

Graduates can find employment in the fields of architecture and building design. Upon completion of a two-year’s Master of Architecture degree and the required period of practical practice, graduates are eligible to sit for registration exam to be an architect in Australia.

Possible careers

  • Architect
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Historian
  • Architectural Writer / Journalist
  • Construction Manager
  • Set Designer
  • Sustainability Design Consultant

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture), you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of:
    • four architecture design specialisation units (48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design - International (Architecture), you must complete a total of 384 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of:
    • four architecture design specialisation units (48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).
  • an international study year (96 credit points).

Note: Bachelor of Design - International is being introduced progressively, with first year introduced in 2019 and fourth year in 2022.

Special conditions

You'll need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for your exchange year, including:

  • be currently enrolled at QUT (not deferred).
  • have a GPA of at least 4.50. This must be maintained up until your time of departure for exchange.
  • you must complete DYB102 Impact Lab 2: People at any stage prior to your exchange.
  • be supported by your faculty, who will be asked to confirm your suitability to participate in the exchange program. They will consider any history of not meeting the standards of behaviour outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • be financially self-sufficient for the duration of your exchange. You'll need to pay for your own travel and living expenses.
  • agree to the key exchange requirements when applying for exchange. These include but are not limited to:
    • Abiding by the QUT code of conduct whilst on exchange
    • Attending the compulsory pre-departure session.
    • Abiding by all exchange conditions with regards to QUT insurance and registration with Customer Care. More information about this is given on the pre-departure page.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be ineligible.

Where possible QUT will try to ensure students get their preferred study destination, but this cannot be guaranteed. However every student who meets the QUT exchange program requirements, as well as DE45 course requirements, will be able to undertake an overseas study experience.

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
DE45
QTAC code
401392
CRICOS code
096566A
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

401392 Bachelor of Design International

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
6
Rank
89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $36,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $9,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $34,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

Browse all scholarships

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Other courses you might be interested in

Other courses you might be interested in

Applying guide

Depending on your previous study, there are different ways that you can apply. Make sure you read the information that’s relevant to your experience.

How to apply


QTAC code

You'll need to know this course's QTAC code when you apply through QTAC.

Copy QTAC code {{QTAC_CODE}}


Ready to apply?

If you've already read about the best way to apply, you can apply directly through QTAC.

Apply now with QTAC

How to apply

Follow our step-by-step applying guide to make sure your application is complete, giving you the best chance of getting in.

How to apply

QUT courses for you

Check out your saved or recently viewed courses below, or find this information later via the study homepage.

Like to save your courses?

Please enter your first name and email so we can save your courses for you

Your saved courses

Click on save course button

You can save a course from any from course page.

Your recently viewed courses

Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content
Save course
content

Download a PDF copy of this course

Download PDF
(Australian and New Zealand students)
Download PDF
(International students)

Email me a PDF copy of this course

Ask us a question

If you have a specific question about studying with us, you can ask us here.

You will be forwarded to a page to ask your question.

Keep up to date

Sign up to receive occasional emails to help you with your study decision. We’ll send you relevant information about studying at QUT, scholarships, key dates and upcoming events.

Get in touch

Australian and NZ students

International students

1800 181 848
(within Australia)

+61 3 9627 4853
(outside Australia)

Enquire online